Lebanon

Tips and Articles in Lebanon

See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Al Soussi, Beirut, Lebanon: For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an irresistible version of fatteh, made with layers of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine n...
For those of us who were children in the Middle East during World War II, the Lebanese mountains—but not Beirut, the capital—were an almost inevitable summer destination. This was especially true for residents of the urban al-Mashriq, or Arab east...
When you fly down the eastern Mediterranean coast on a clear night, there is nothing to suggest that this place has suffered more, or more recently, than anywhere else on the shores of this most battle-scarred of seas. As the plane tracks the soft...
VIRTUAL SOUK Haggling is a cinch at www.elsouk.com, a joint venture of the World Bank Institute and local organizations in three developing countries. High-quality wares from Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia—terra-cotta dishes, rugs, wrought-iron cha...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself, called her "gallant" and "remarkable.") In 1927, she sailed to Lebanon to learn Arabic and went...
Hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray (One Aldwych, in London; Carlisle Bay, in Antigua) has fallen in love with Lebanon’s gritty capital, which is why he chose to open his latest property there. Designed by British doyenne Mary Fox Linton (along with Cam...
(27) Beirut Lebanon's capital lights up The Paris of the Middle East is back—and better, thanks to a new generation of carefree, westward-looking Lebanese who are transforming the city into the wildest nightlife scene on the Mediterranean. The c...
Maher Haggag is a 35-year-old Egyptian entrepreneur who, like 15 percent of the country's workforce, depends on tourism for his livelihood. He has designed a series of inflatable pharaonic dolls—King Tut, the jackal god Anubis—that are easier for ...
The sun is brutal, the sea breeze has yet to sweep away the morning's humidity, and the undisputed grande dame of Beirut is far from happy. It's not the heat that's troubling Yvonne Cochrane. Nor is it the recent surgery that's left her dependent ...